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Event Review: Technical Overview of Windows Server 2008 R2 Part 1 (Session ITPROSRV-306)

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Session Outline

This session is the first of two parts looking at Windows Server 2008 R2. The session is aimed at someone coming from a Server 2008 background and focuses on the updates and changes. Part 1 will cover virtualization improvements for Hyper-V including Live Migration and Hot Addition and Removal of Storage. Next, we will explore the new Remote Desktop Services features and capabilities. Then, we will explore management improvements that make it easier for IT Professionals to administer Active Directory and Windows Server 2008 R2 systems. We will discuss Windows PowerShell new features and cmdlets included in Windows Server 2008 R2. Then, we will examine Power Management and Group Policy enhancements. Finally, we will explore Active Directory improvements for identity and access management and Active Directory administration.

Session Agenda

  • Live Migration
  • Windows PowerShellTM 2.0
  • Group Policy Enhancements
  • Server Manager Console

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Demo: Using Hyper-V Live Migration

In this demonstration, we will show you how you can use Hyper-V Live Migration to increase datacenter agility and simplify server maintenance.  
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Demo: Booting from Virtual Hard Disk (VHD)

In this demonstration, we are going to show you how booting from VHD can simplify the management and deployment of Windows Server 2008 R2.  
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Demo: Administering Windows PowerShell Remotely

In this demonstration, we will show you the Windows PowerShell 2.0 remoting feature, which is found on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. Windows PowerShell remoting simplifies the management of large networks.  
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Demo: Using Active Directory Management Enhancements

In this demonstration, we are going to show you how you can use the new Active Directory Recycle Bin in Windows Server 2008 R2 to quickly and easily recover from costly mistakes. We will also introduce the Active Directory Administration Center, which simplifies user and group management in Active Directory.  
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Microsoft Press Books

  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Resource Kit

    Summary: In-depth and comprehensive, this official RESOURCE KIT delivers the information you need to plan, implement, and manage a virtualized enterprise infrastructure. Covers R2 features. You get authoritative technical guidance from those who know the technology best?leading industry experts and the Windows Virtualization Team?along with sample scripts, job aids, and other essential resources.

  • MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-652): Configuring Windows Server Virtualization

    Summary: This 2-in-1 kit includes the official Microsoft study guide, plus practice tests on CD to help you assess your skills. It comes packed with the tools and features exam candidates want most including in-depth, self-paced training based on final exam content; rigorous, objective-by-objective review; exam tips from expert, exam-certified authors; and customizable testing options. It also provides real-world scenarios, case study examples, and troubleshooting labs for the skills and expertise you can apply to the job. Work at your own pace through the lessons and lab exercises.

  • Windows PowerShell(TM) 2.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant

    Summary: PowerShell gives Windows administrators immense power to automate and customize virtually any administrative task?saving time, increasing productivity, and giving you unprecedented flexibility. PowerShell 2.0 adds important new features that offer even greater control over Windows environments. Windows PowerShell Unleashed will not only give you deep mastery over PowerShell but also a greater understanding of the features being introduced in PowerShell 2.0?and show you how to use it to solve your challenges in your production environment.

  • Windows Group Policy Administrator's Pocket Consultant

    Summary: Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for the day-to-day administration of Group Policy. Zero in on core support and maintenance tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You?ll get the focused information you need to solve problems and get the job done?whether at your desk or in the field!

Third-Party Books

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Instant Reference

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  • Windows PowerShell Unleashed

    Summary: PowerShell gives Windows administrators immense power to automate and customize virtually any administrative task?saving time, increasing productivity, and giving you unprecedented flexibility. PowerShell 2.0 adds important new features that offer even greater control over Windows environments. Windows PowerShell Unleashed will not only give you deep mastery over PowerShell but also a greater understanding of the features being introduced in PowerShell 2.0?and show you how to use it to solve your challenges in your production environment.

  • Experts Guide to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

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